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William C. Devine II

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.5   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    I provide advice and litigation experience regarding bankruptcy, insolvency, and collections matters. You are not just another number, you should not be treated as one.

    16 years

  2. Litigation
    30%
    My litigation practice includes handling breach of contract cases both in collections for small businesses and defending collections actions for my small business and individual clients and disputes between business partners.

    16 years

  3. Trusts
    20%
    I assist clients with protecting their assets from exposure for future unintentional acts using Nevada Asset Protection Trusts (self-settled irrevocable spendthrift trust under NRS 166.)

    16 years

William is an Eagle Scout, class of 1990, and a board member of the Las Vegas Area National Eagle Scout Association. He is also the General Counsel for the Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial Committee.

 

William Devine holds extensive experience in consumer bankruptcy law and debt collections law, as well as intellectual property matters.

 

In April 2014, William started his own firm, Devine Law Firm PLLC, with one other attorney and three staff members to shift the focus of his practice towards helping more individuals and consumers directly.  The new firm expands the areas of practice that William provides his clients adding personal injury and family law services to his bankruptcy, real estate, asset protection, and civil litigation practice.

 

Prior to Devine Law Firm, William was a named partner in the law firm of Rainey Devine.  After joining Rainey Legal Group, which changed its name to Rainey Devine, William was critical in expanding the firm from two attorneys to a five attorney firm that handled both consumer and corporate work.

 

Prior to joining Rainey Devine, William was an associate attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group of  Armstrong Teasdale, a nearly 300 attorney firm with offices throughout the country.  During that time, William practiced exclusively in the area of patent prosecution in the electrical, computer science, and electro‑mechanical technology arts.  William has drafted numerous patent applications and has successfully prosecuted and obtained multiple patents for such clients as General Electric, Washington University, and BHA Group.   Other firm clients have included inventors from India, China, Scotland, England, and of course the United States.

 

While in law school, William worked for 2 1/2 years as a law clerk for a Las Vegas general practice attorney and gained experience in a multitude of practice areas, include civil litigation, family law, real estate, and self-insurance for worker’s compensation matters.  William also managed the day-to-day operations of the attorney’s tax audit defense practice.  Also, while in law school, William gained significant exposure to bankruptcy practice, while serving as a judicial extern to the Honorable Linda B. Riegle of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Nevada.

 

Prior to becoming an attorney, William was a technology consultant in the emerging Internet industry, and held various technical management and executive positions with multiple technology start-ups in and around Houston, Texas during the nineties.  William uses his vast technology experience to improve the efficiency of his practice and client communication.

 

William remains an active participant in the UNLV/Boyd Alumni association and has spoken multiple times for the UNLV MBA New Ventures Management course speaking to the business aspects of intellectual property law.  William is also an active tribal member of the Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma, serving on the Tribe’s Constitutional Review Committee.

Location

Devine Legal Group
5940 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89118

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Jake | March 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CEO of Christ Commanded
The attention to detail personal service and ability to explain in a way that made me feel was outstanding I am happy that we chose William Devine he has performed very professionally and at an affordable cost might I add he is a good-hearted man and gives me a better feeling all around about the rule of law.
Posted by Kelly | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Very thankful for William Devine! He is incredibly knowledgeable, always responsive and really had our best interest at heart. After having bad experiences in the past other law firms Mr. Devine has completely changed my outlook on the entire process. He went above and beyond our expectations!! He was recommended to us and we absolutely know why. We now also highly recommend him and will be passing his info to friends and family that might need his services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good advice. Prompt and helpful
William answered our question promptly and completely. We’d consider him for legal counsel if we needed it. Thanks William.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Mr. Devine and his staff assisted me a year ago with my bankruptcy. He and his staff were professional, knowledgeable and proficient during this process. In addition William has responded quite timely with my follow up questions since my bankruptcy was discharged. I have and will continue to refer Mr. Devine for legal services. He has demonstrated that if the situation is not something he handles, he will offer referrals. For example; I contacted William on behalf of a friend who purchased a new home. She was unsatisfied with the home builder. William provided two referrals. He helped me help my friend.
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Posted by Fernando | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Choice for BK
I found Mr. Devine's firm through my employer and my decision to hire him was a no-brainer. His online reviews are outstanding and I knew that I was going to get the help I needed. I was in a very tight spot with my finances, but after weeks of research and various consultations, I decided to file for bankruptcy with Mr. Devine's assistance. He made the entire process extremely easy to understand and promptly communicated updates to me as needed. He made an easily stressful situation into an unforgettable one and I am very happy with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Tracey | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Would Highly Recommend this Law Firm.
We hired William Devine, not because we are in a BK, but because my husband and I must defend ourselves against his ex wife's, bankruptcy. We feel that Mr. Devine was well worth the retainer to know that we will be represented by someone, who knows Bankruptcy and who knows his way around the courts. William Devine has the knowledge to understand the intricacies of what we are both involved in and up against, having a vexatious ex who cannot move on, in her life... I would not hesitate to recommend William Devine or his Law Firm for anyone seeking a Bankruptcy or was involved in a Personal Injury situation..
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Posted by Josh | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will, Trust, and Advanced Directive
William assisted my family with the creation of a will, trust, and advanced directives. The entire process was easy and he took all the time we needed to explain the legal options and recommendations as we navigated through everything. When everything was finished, William provided us with a professional binder of all of our documents as well as forms to assist us in providing the state with our advanced directives and our bank and the DMV with information to transfer assets into the trust. I have already recommended him to others and would use him again if the need arises. Overall, it was a great experience and I felt very confident in his knowledge of the law.
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Posted by Nona | January 19, 2015
One I would want on my Side
I contacted Mr. Divine's office on a Friday morning, and he called me back Friday afternoon for a free consultation. He understood exactly what my issue was regarding a property I was administering as a Trustee that had been foreclosed on for HOA dues delinquency. He knew exactly the right questions. He was able to look up the property and respond exactly about it as we spoke. He could explain the unusual nature of Nevada law in this circumstance, and how it affected the heirs of the estate. He was up front that there was really nothing he could do in terms of litigation, but he was very helpful in terms of alternatives I could pursue to get some relief from other creditors that were unrelentingly pursuing for the deceased's debts. He id all of this graciously in less than an hour at no charge. I was so impressed that if I am ever in need of legal services in the future within his specialties, I would certainly call him.
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Posted by Heidi | March 4, 2013
Helpful, Caring Attorney Always Delivers
I am the President and Chairman of the Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce. I have called on William in many litigation issues over the years. He is helpful and caring, and makes me feel like I have a friend protecting and advocating for me. His "Eagle Scout" days have carried into his adult life and framed his ideas and approach to his work. I respect his sense of duty to what is right and to always be prepared. He understands the law in the areas he practices, and I am blessed to have him on my professional support team. I whole heartedly recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by Heather | June 7, 2011
AMAZING
William is an amazing lawyer. He saved us from having to pay $150,000.00 and protected our rights. We had went to another lawyer first , who just wanted our money & to push us into a Chapter 13 when it wasn't needed. I would recommend William any day of the week. If your ever in a jam go and see him. Again, thanks for everything!
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Posted by Chris | December 19, 2010
Great service!
William worked hard for us.
Posted by Minerva | December 6, 2010
Professional & Painless
Knowing nothing about Bankruptcy laws and the do's and don'ts would have been very stressful, but instead William eased our worries, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood the entire process from start to finish! I recommend William to potential clients all the time.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2010
Thank you William Devine
We had questions that we did not know the answers too and were very nervous about what to do. I contacted William Devine. My husband and I made an appointment and he met with us for free. Our first visit was over an hour long. We retained his services and over the past 10 months had not needed him, however, he has been in contact with us to make sure everything is okay. Then this month I have called him twice and he has been right there to help us! I would definately call Mr. Devine if you need an attorney.
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Posted by Michael & Cynthia Colucci | December 6, 2010
William C. Devine II client review from Mike & Cindy Colucci
We found William to be very easy to get along with, he understood the things that we needed and helped us navigate the legal requirements so confidently and accurately that we never felt the stress that we had expected. We would highly recommend him to anyone! We'll use his services again, as well.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills & Trusts
Mr. Devine helped set up a trust and will for me. He was very informative about laws and personalized it to exactly what I wanted. He responds quickly to emails.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2011
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is stressful and William puts you at ease. Very knowledgeable. But also extremely busy; which made him hard to reach at times. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Timothy | December 17, 2010
Painless Process
I have used William for my bankruptcy and he actually was very pleasureable to work with. He answered any questions that we had. I do mean any. It was even a quick and painless process. My spouse was having anxiety about having to file and he was great.
Posted by Richard | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointment
I retained Mr. Devine to help me with a real estate matter. When I met with him, he seemed knowledgeable and personable. He initially sent out a letter in my behalf, but activity stopped after that. After several weeks of inactivity, I tried to reach Mr. Devine by email, and phone, to which I got no response. I gave up and hired another attorney.
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Response from William Devine November 23, 2015
This was a matter where a client purchased property and we were trying to obtain an agreement with the prior owner who had lost the property. Client hired me around 10/18/15, letter went out the next day. The former owner was non-responsive to letters and was evading phone calls. I attempted another letter about two weeks later and more phone calls to former homeowner but was unsuccessful. Client then requested that he take over the process.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Poor Customer Service
I called Devine Law Firm since I am a member of Metlaw and was referred over by Hyatt legal services. I spoke with a paralegal who explained he can't give me any legal advice and that some of my questions were not in his scope of his job. He told me its hard to overturn tickets at the Henderson justice court. Told me to get a criminal lawyer. I asked what they help with then and he said getting the points removed and avoiding traffic school. I advised well thats what I would like to do. He spoke with a lawyer and called me back and said I need to get a criminal lawyer once again. It was a ticket for unsafe lane change and not once did he ask why I wanted to fight the ticket or didn't agree with it. Not once did the lawyer call me directly to go over the situation or details of what happen. Hopefully this review helps if your looking for a lawyer.
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Response from William Devine July 10, 2018
So just to be clear, you are upset at our office because you wanted us to do something for you that our office does not handle and because it is a type of case we don't handle you gave us a bad review. We assist clients with tickets to reduce their points and avoid traffic school - if you want to plead not guilty and go to trial for a ticket to try to prove you did not do what the officer gave you a ticket for doing, that is not a ticket that our office handles and you would be better served by going to a criminal defense attorney as we informed you. You informed us that you wanted to fight the ticket, which we informed you is something our office does not handle. You were not even a client of ours - you called and we referred you back to Hyatt for a criminal defense attorney. While I support your right to submit a bad review online, doing so when we gave you good advice seems a bit irresponsible and counterproductive. For those reading this individual's review, we will be happy to assist you with the process of avoiding points on your DMV record. If, though, you wish to fight the ticket because you believe the officer is lying or that you believe you did not do what you were ticketed for, you should reach out to a criminal defense attorney. Just to be clear though, generally, the cost of fighting a ticket will vastly exceed the cost of the fine for a reduced/zero point ticket - by a factor of 5-10x legal fees so rarely is it ever beneficial to fight a ticket unfortunately.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Devine Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rainey Devine, Attorneys at Law
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Rainey Legal Group, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Patent Associate
  • Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Kurth Law Office
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Grenville Pridham
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Extern - Law Clerk
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Honorable Linda Riegle
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Senior Consultant
  • P.G. Technologies
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Director of Engineering
  • Provis Broadband
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Senior Network Consultant
  • iExalt.Net
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Owner-Independent Consultant
  • Smart Guys
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • BlueGate Systems
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • MBA - Masters in Business Administration
  • 2007
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bankruptcy Nondischargeability case
  • Plaintiff obtained non-dischargeable judgment against Defendant of almost $100k.

Associations

  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Regular Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Howard McKibben Inn of Courts
  • Barrister
  • 2011 - Present
  • Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial Committee
  • General Counsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Constitutional Review Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Clark County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee
  • Committee Co-Chairperson
  • 2008 - 2013
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Programs Committee Member - Las Vegas Region
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer 2014 - Bankruptcy
  • Desert Companion Magazin
  • 2014
  • Circle of Support Award
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Deans Award
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nevada real estate continuing education course
  • NRS Legislative Update 2013 (CE.565400-RE)
  • 2013
  • University of Nevada - MBA New Ventures Club
  • New Ventures in Intellectual Property
  • 2009
  • University of Nevada - MBA Presenter
  • New Ventures in Intellectual Property
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse William
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. William is at the top of the list for Bankruptcy referrals. He is easy to work with, quick at his work, and overall reliable."
Trusts Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney William Devine is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He has helped me on numerous occasions. He is knowledgeable and is certainly one of the best in the state."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is my go to lawyer for all Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Contract cases. As a criminal lawyer, I need someone that I know I can count on to take care of clients in the civil realm. Without William's wisdom and guidance, I wouldn't know where to turn when my clients need help outside the criminal justice system. I would recommend him to anyone."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Friend
"William is incredibly intelligent and quick thinking - I am proud to call him my friend and refer potential clients to him knowing they'll be well taken care of."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"William is the attorney to call concerning all bankruptcy and consumer debt issues. I have never seen a client leave his office that was not thoroughly impressed with his vast knowledge. What really makes William stand out is his interactions with all clients. He is patient, thorough, and ensures that every client understands the entire bankruptcy process - start to finish. Clients who feel they have run out of solutions come to William on a regular basis and are relieved to find there is an attorney who will take the time to customize a plan to help them in their time of need. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Friend
"William is a top-notch civil litigator who is highly knowledgeable and respected with the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Devine is a hard working and intelligent lawyer who understands bankruptcy laws in such a way that allows him to get the most for this clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William possesses exceptional knowledge of bankruptcy and debt laws. I've consulted William on a number of bankruptcy issues that have arisen in my practice and have always received a very informative and thorough response from him. I highly endorse William."
Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William is a painstakingly meticulous attorney who works exceptionally hard for his clients. I am lucky to have him on my side."
Business Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William has been a friend and confidant for years. I trust him completely as a lawyer and refer commercial litigation matters to him and his firm. William is a smart, methodical problem solver who is organized and dedicated to his clients. He doesn't mess around. William also impresses me that he dedicates time to improve the community and volunteer in legal organizations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"As an MBA and attorney, William Devine brings a broad perspective to crafting financial solutions for his clients. Committed to providing thoughtful answers to his clients questions, he is also a regular speaker on intellectual property law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is professional and helpful in sharing information about his area of law. He looks out for his colleagues and remains an active participant in the legal community."
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